Monday, February 11, 2013

Glory to God

Imagine that you have nearly completed a 1000 piece puzzle. The pieces were so small, and the colors so difficult to match up. You even put the puzzle away for awhile because it gave you a headache. But the time came to tap the last piece into place. What a satisfying feeling!

In the same way, Maxim is locking into place in our family. It is satisfying to see the way he fits into the spot that was made for him here. I don't believe that he was born to be ours. I firmly believe that God's will was for him to have been loved and cherished by the mother that gave birth to him.

There is so much pain and heartbreak in this little world. I cannot believe that it is the will of God. The enemy is at work, but God has given us the power, through the Holy Spirit, to bring hope and healing.

Over the past weeks, I have been called a "hero mom," a good person, a saint. I've heard people say, "I could never do that," "you are so brave" and more.


In Acts 3, when Peter and John healed the lame man at the temple gate, the people were greatly amazed. "When Peter saw this, he addressed the people: "Men of Israel, why are you amazed at this? Or why do you stare at us, as though we had made him walk by our own power or godliness?" Acts 3:12

"By faith in His name, His name has made this man strong, whom you see and know. So the faith that comes through Him has given him this perfect health in front of all of you." Acts 3:16

I must confess that I was reluctant to bring an "older" child into our family. But God placed this boy on my heart years ago and the heaviness was going to suffocate me. The only thing we did that was in our own power was to say, "OK, God."

The only reason we were able to say "OK, God" was that we have previously witnessed His miraculous healing. Maxim has found a place where he "fits" perfectly. He has found a place at the table. All the glory goes to God.


Erica said...

So beautifully said!

patty said...

It is so great to see Maxim home with all of you. Congratulations! I'm really looking forward to watching him grow and to see all the new things he will learn.

Jill said...

Beautiful post and very well put! Love that picture of him at the table! :-)

And you know of course, you HAVE to keep posting pictures here and/or on FB 'cuz my dear daughter is going through withdrawl. LOL

Melissa said...

Love to see this boy home.